Despite being a multi-millionaire, Hong Kong action star Chow Yun Fat has kept an extremely frugal lifestyle over the years, reportedly spending only about $800 Hong Kong dollars ($102) a month.
His wife Jasmine Tan divulged the 63-year-old actor’s modest ways in a recent interview.
She revealed that Chow now has a net worth of $5.6 billion Hong Kong dollars (more than $714 million) but still enjoys eating cheap street food. Chow has also been using his wife’s old mobile phone for 17 years but only changed to a new smartphone recently after the old phone stopped working.
Tan noted that while Chow is a celebrity recognized around the world, he sees himself as an average man who finds joy in living a simple life.
Chow is often seen commuting on public transport and shopping at thrift shops.
“I don’t wear clothes for other people. As long as I think it’s comfortable, then it’s good enough for me,” he said.
According to Tan, Chow has been planning to donate most of his money to various charities and she fully supports his decision.
Chow explained that he intends to give away his fortune because it was not his in the first place.
“The money’s not mine. I’m only keeping it safe for the time being,” he said smiling.
“My dream is to be a happy and normal person,” Chow added. “The hardest thing in life is not about how much money you earn, but how to keep a peaceful mindset and live the rest of your life in a simple and carefree manner.”
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